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  • Item #: 007136
    ISBN: 9780698116801
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    This classic adventure set in upstate New York during the late 1700's centers around a Dutch family of settlers, the Van Alstynes. It tells the true and chilling story of the bravery, obedience and heroism of a 10-year-old boy in a perilous situation. Written by Walter D. Edmonds, author of Drums Along the Mohawk, The Matchlock Gun was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1942. Colorfully illustrated by Paul Lentz, the large, clear print and 10 short chapters are just right for younger readers. pb.

  • Item #: 073684
    ISBN: 9780590445696
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  • Item #: 047832
    ISBN: 9780635062956
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  • Item #: 042252
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    Each card contains a colored word. The deck is divided into two piles, and the top card of each pile is flipped over into the middle. The remaining two piles are the draw piles for the players, who each start with three cards in their hands. Then in a frenzy, they try to get rid of all the cards in their hands by matching word colors or number of syllables, continually refreshing their hands to the 3-card max until all of their cards are played. First player to run out of cards, wins!
  • Item #: 034727
    ISBN: 9780393320978
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    In this edition, the 3100+ lines of the poem are presented side-by-side in Old English and modern English. The highly readable, modern translation is done by author Seamus Heaney, the 1995 laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Heaney also writes the introduction, which provides historical background and some analysis of the poem. - Anh

  • Item #: 002428
    ISBN: 9780689711817
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    When Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from home to teach her parents a lesson, she has it meticulously planned out. She will go to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she will take her younger brother Jamie. Claudia's plan goes exactly as expected, and she and Jamie find themselves on the greatest adventure of their lives. Will Claudia and Jamie be able to solve a mystery that even the experts can't? ~ Enh

    Unabridged audio CD read by Jill Clayburgh. Runtime approx. 3.5 hrs.

  • Item #: 001754
    ISBN: 9780312380038
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    Chester Cricket from Connecticut is accidentally transported to New York in a picnic basket. Alone and afraid in a strange city, Chester is befriended by Harry and Tucker, a cat and mouse, who help him adjust to city life and discover his amazing musical talent that brings success to a failing subway station newsstand.

  • Item #: 000519
    ISBN: 9780486401683
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    What study of the states would be complete without a little coloring? Well, it's not really an essential, but it can reinforce the learning. Attractive blackline coloring pages are brimming with information about each of the 50 states, educating as they are colored. Which state is the Sunflower State? The Land of Opportunity? Which state's motto is "Ever Upward"? Informative captions provide each state's nickname, motto, flower, bird, tree, capital, principal rivers and mountains, notable attractions, and other special information.

    Accurate outline drawings of each state are prominent, with a small inset map of the United States showing its location (by shading). Some details, like mountains, rivers, and lakes, appear on the state. The capital's location is starred, but no printed names appear - so you can have your children do a little research and mapwork for extra benefit. This also makes the book usable as a reproducible map source. Surrounding the state are other blackline figures of the state bird, flower, related plant and animal life, and other significant features (New York, for example, includes the Statue of Liberty). Now your students can color their way to U.S. geographic literacy!

  • Item #: 070989
    ISBN: 9781609991166
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       Find out about one of our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, and how homeschooling prepared him to be the man that we remember today. Written by Charlene Notgrass, this little book follows Mr. Roosevelt from childhood to presidency and what his parents did to teach and prepare him. Travel with Teddy from his childhood home, to Harvard, to married life, to the Presidency, and learn little details of his life you might not have known. The back of the book offers a list of suggestions that will allow you to homeschool like Theodore’s parents. 45 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 007751
    ISBN: 9780064400565
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    People don't like most mice, but then again Stuart Little isn't like most mice. He was born to a family of humans in New York City. Although his family loves him very much despite his somewhat obvious mouse appearance, life is a little difficult for Stuart. Simple things like brushing your teeth and turning on lights are quite the process for Stuart. He is a very good natured mouse and doesn't mind the trouble, but not surprisingly he has many adventures. His most dangerous adventure begins when his good bird friend, Margalo, turns up missing. Stuart sets off on his own for the first time in his life, determined to find his friend. 144 pgs, pb. By E.B. White; illustrated by Garth Williams.

  • Item #: 050688
    ISBN: 9780141305714
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    This tale is told from alternating points of view of two young Americans: a Quaker boy named Samuel Russell and an Abenaki Indian boy named Stands Straight, and is based on a true story. It was the summer of 1777 in New York during the Revolutionary War. The French, the Loyalists, the Patriots, the Quakers and the Indians are all players in this story. Universal themes of family and peace are found throughout. The problems and conflicts facing the main characters make for some deep hypothetical discussions with your children about faith and family, tradition and change. Add this to your materials for a unit study of the Revolutionary War or the early Americans. Kids will relate to the characters in this easy-to-read novel. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 049344
    ISBN: 9780635062949
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  • Item #: 048832
    ISBN: 9780439593601
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    Learn the history behind our country's most important places, interesting objects, national holidays, and inspiring words with this colorful book. It begins by defining the meaning of the word "symbol," then progresses to explaining the meaning and historical background of over twenty US symbols. Plymouth Rock, the Statue of Liberty, our flag, the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and the National Anthem are some of the topics covered. Each topic is explained in about two to four pages and is enhanced with colorful (sometimes humorous) illustrations. The last section of the book explains the origin of nine US holidays, including the date each was first celebrated. The back of the book includes a glossary, index, list of books to read, and a dedication page explaining the symbolism of New York's World Trade Center and 9/11/01. By Shelia Keenan; illust by Ann Boyajian. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 047968
    ISBN: 9780635107107
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  • Item #: 047694
    ISBN: 9780635063014
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  • Item #: 045358
    ISBN: 9780635106834
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  • Item #: 045249
    ISBN: 9780793397112
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  • Item #: 045197
    ISBN: 9780635062918
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  • Item #: 045096
    ISBN: 9780635106780
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  • Item #: 045091
    ISBN: 9780635063052
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  • Item #: 041528
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  • Item #: 041506
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    Letters and Numbers just leaped out of preschool and into art! This double-sided puzzle (yes, that means two separate puzzles and an added difficulty factor) is based on the art of Paul Thurlby. Each letter or number is an artistic interpretation of its own collected into a 24" x 18" collage. The 750 pieces are about 1" x ¾" in size. Made in the U.S.A.
  • Item #: 039450
    ISBN: 9781889538860
    Retail: $15.95
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    Beautifully illustrated, this appealing book will inform and delight even the youngest learner in your family. Beginning with a gentle introduction to trees, covering tree sustenance, leaf types, flowers/fruits, cones, and the unique traits of bark and the trunk, a variety of trees in North America are showcased, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each two-page spread includes a beautiful watercolor illustration of the featured tree as well as life-sized depictions of its leaf, flower, and seed. These pictures beautifully compliment the detailed, understandable text. Also included are additional reading suggestions for adults and children and recommended websites which add to the scope of this helpful book. HC. 96 pgs. Deanne

  • Item #: 028317
    ISBN: 9781595231048
    Retail: $38.00
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    In the spirit of the Patriot's History of the United States, these two volumes tout American exceptionalism as the U.S. took its place on the world stage as a superpower. Authors Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty give us insights into three themes: 1) the competing ideologies that vied for dominance in American society and politics, termed Progressivism and Constitutionalism; 2) the rise of American global power, with the corresponding decline of European influence; and, 3) the rise of new non-Western powers challenging the U.S. for world leadership.

    The authors believe that America is exceptional in that it has possessed 4 characteristics that propelled it to greatness: Protestant Christianity, common law, a free-market capitalist economy, and the sanctity of private property. Great Britain at one time embraced these same principles, which, not coincidentally, happened to be during its time of greatest world influence. These "pillars of democracy" have been the cornerstone of America's success and will determine its future status in the world.

    Volume II covers the years 1945 to 2012, and the 586 pages of text is separated into nine chapters. If you want a good summary of what was happening in the world after WW II, this would be a wonderful place to start. Topics covered include the Communist influence, the Cold War, the nuclear arms race, wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the civil rights movement, Third World dictatorships, the emergence of China, even commentary on the fashion industry, the car culture, rock music, television and the internet.

    The 20th century has been called the American century. Reading through these two volumes will show why. If we continue to embrace the principles that made us a great country, America can continue to be a force for good in the world. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 025502
    ISBN: 9780440400592
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    Follow the adventures of one Jewish immigrant family living in the upper east side of New York City during the turn of the 20th century. Although they live a simple life, the five girls - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie (and later baby Charlie!) find adventure in everything they do from visiting the market and the library to performing routine chores in their own home. These loveable characters share a strong family bond and delight in celebrating both Jewish holidays and everyday adventures together. This is the first book in the wholesome, enjoyable, well-written series by Sydney Taylor.

  • Item #: 017364
    ISBN: 9780618150748
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    Sixteen year-old Peggy Grahame has no idea what to expect when her dying father sends her back to upstate New York to live with his brother Enos. Because the brothers have been estranged for so long, all Peggy knows is that Enos lives in the family's ancestral estate, Rest-and-be-Thankful, built when the first Grahames came over from Scotland in the 1700's. On her way to Rest-and-be-Thankful, Peggy runs into Pat Thorne, a scholar who is trying to investigate his own ancestors who were active in the Revolutionary War. Both are puzzled when Uncle Enos refuses to talk to Pat, and sends him away, forbidding him to come back or ever speak to Peggy again. As Uncle Enos is apparently too busy to spend time with Peggy, she spends her days alone in the library or wandering the grounds. When the very sociable family ghosts (recognizable from the huge oil paintings around the house) start appearing and telling their stories of the Revolutionary War times, she is drawn into their stories, the mystery of Pat's relatives, and her uncle's strange behavior and resolves to get to the bottom of it all. A blend of historical fiction, mystery and suspense, this is an absorbing story that would also make a great read-aloud. 266 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 013716
    ISBN: 9780967970820
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    This colorful set of flashcards will help your children learn the state capitals in clever ways. On one side is a map showing where the state and its capital are located, and on the other is a fun illustration with a saying that will help you remember the state capitals. As an example, the capital of New York is Albany, so the picture shows the state covered with rabbit faces, captioned "All Bunnies." The included resource CD-ROM has additional questions, usage ideas, printable tests, and even crossword puzzles. Quick… What's the capital of Massachusetts? It's the Boss Town (Boston)!

  • Item #: 011804
    ISBN: 9780064462082
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    Ji-Li Jiang and her family face the dangers of the Cultural Revolution in China during the late 1960's.

  • Item #: 009678
    ISBN: 9781620915974
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    The history of disease is fascinating! Significant and rapid changes have occurred in just the past 100 years and looking back in time, one realizes how blessed we are with modern healthcare.

      Imagine tens of thousands of people dying from a disease that progresses from fatigue and weakness to high fever and death within weeks. Typhoid was a preventable and treatable disease that spread due to ignorance, fear and noncompliance. In Mary’s defense, while considered patient 0, she remained symptom free throughout her life, although she was twice forcibly isolated by public health authorities and died after nearly three decades in isolation. Children and adults will be fascinated by the scientific and historical facts of the early 20th century New York City cook, Mary Mallon, and the struggle to protect the public from the fatal typhoid fever. Well written with black and white photographs. Gripping supplement to your history or science courses. 175 pgs, hb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 006480
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